Lighting Mockups Create Success!

At Tec Studio we believe in the importance and value of lighting mock-ups to ensure a successful design for unique project applications. We mock up custom fixtures, unique architectural materials and lighting effects to establish clear criteria for specifications and detailed drawings.  Not every project warrents a mockup, but the exercise can lead to a better understanding for the Client as well as produce clear coordination steps for the team in advancing the design.  We love to see the power of light in action.

Tec Studio can provide an EDGE to your team in more ways than one!


Don’t just add an EDGE firm to your team, add value with Professional Lighting Design and Technology Design services.Tec Studio is an award-winning EDGE certified, WBE and WOSB design firm based in Columbus, Ohio.

At Tec Studio  we believe that light and technology can transform an environment into an experience.

  • Our designs are considerate to human factors

  • Our passion promotes creative solutions

  • Our design process is focused on collaboration

  • Our curiosity fosters our expertise, driving us as both educators and life-long learners

  • Our designs embrace environmental responsibility

Tec Studio's Lighting and Technology Expertise to Assist in New Design Guide

Tec Studio president, Ardra Zinkon has been elected to serve as Co-Chair for the newly formed IoT Connected Lighting Committee for the Illuminating Engineering Society.  Ms. Zinkon developed the initial outline for the committee with the goal of creating a Design Guide as the initial publication of the organization. This Technical Committee will research and develop best practices and standards that
encompass connectivity in the built environment through the implementation of lighting products and lighting equipment.  The guide will be applicable to multiple market sectors including: Smart Cities, Hospitality, Retail, Education, Corporate, Healthcare and Transportation.

Integrating the Internet of Things through Lighting

Ardra Zinkon was recently interviewed by the Lighting reSource on her thoughts on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Connected Lighting. Check out the article here.  She will be presenting on the topic at Lightfair International in Chicago on May 9th, 2018.

Tec Studio Recognized by Columbus Utility for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Tec Studio is proud to have been a Design Team member as well as offering a Project Management Role for multiple Energy Rebate submissions through our local utility provider, American Electric Power

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Today (March 8th) we are celebrating International Women's Day!

By presidential proclamation, the month of March has been deemed Women's History Month.  As a Women's Business Enterprise, we want to share our success with others, so in celebration of this day (and month), we are making a donation to Girl's Incorporated"inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold".

Happy New Year | 2016 Project Recap

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business over the past four years. Thanks for a great year, and we wish you all the best as you embark on 2017. 

Best wishes,
Ardra Zinkon, Tec Studio

2016 Tec Studio Project Recap

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Goodale Parking Garage

St. Joseph Cathedral

Ohio Statehouse