IoT Connected lighting systems provide challenges as well as opportunities for the Design Team and Owner. Lighting has the ability to take on a key role in developing a connected space. Ardra Zinkon is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the IES IoT Connected Lighting Committee developing a Design Guide for the Industry. She'll be co-presenting on the topic next week at LEDucation in New York with two of her committee colleagues, Jered Widmer and Paula Ziengenbien.
Tec Studio has been certified by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services as an EDGE certified business 2019.
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.
At Tec Studio we believe lighting and technology can provide a positive impact on libraries and the neighboring communities. Proper lighting supports communication, elevates mood, and creates an environment conducive to congregating and learning. Our extensive experience includes Public and University library projects, both new construction and renovation. We provide energy effcient and budget-minded solutions with award winning results.
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 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.
We'd like to thank all of those that have supported us over our first 5 years and we look forward to continuing those relationships. We're proud of the work we've accomplished together.
- Ardra Zinkon, President, Tec Studio
Tec Studio is EDGE Certified in the State of Ohio
A WBE and WOSB firm.
The lighting for the Cleveland Botanical Garden Glasshouse has been recognized for an IES Illumination Award of Merit in two catagories: Control Innovation and Interior Lighting. St Turibius Chapel mural at the Josephinum Pontifical College was also recognized with an Interior Lighting award for the mural illumination.Read More
Design trends in campus dining halls continue to be elevated as a recruitment and rentention tool for both student, staff and faculty. Tec Studio was recently interviewed by the Lighting reSource about their continuing work in this market sector. For more info, check out the article here.
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's lighting design for the Columbus Metropolitan Library-Main Building was announced as the Winner in the Professional Category at the 40th Annual Eaton Source Awards.Read More
We're proud to have had the opportunity to be a part of the design team for the new Technology Century of Excellence for CenturyLink. Please check out the May edition of the IES magazine, Lighting Design + Application. Congratulations to MoodyNolan (Architect and Interiors) and the EDGE Group (Landscape Architect) for providing us with such an amazing canvas to light.
all photos by Brad Feinknopf
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".
Recreation Centers require demanding design to ensure athletic performance can be at it’s peak. Tec Studio has experience lighting these complex project types, including ice arenas, natatoriums, NCAA gymnasiums, practice facilities and their adjacent support spaces.
We understand lighting design needs to be responsive to the three dimensional class of play in these environments.
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.
Ardra Zinkon, Tec Studio