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Techlinea is a San Francisco-based architectural lighting and integration design studio with clients throughout North and South America, Europe,
and China.


Alfredo Zaparolli


Alfredo has over 35 years’ experience in the high-end residential lighting industry. He started his career as an electrical contractor and founded Techlinea Inc., in 1985 to provide custom lighting design services to a discerning clientele throughout the US and abroad. In 2000, he expanded Techlinea's services to include electrical design and integration solutions.

 His background includes teaching, public speaking and peer training for lighting design, electrical systems, and home integration. 


Elaine Shishima

Senior Designer

Graduating with a degree in Interior Design, Elaine has an interest in aesthetic and functional design.  She thrives on the challenge of creating stunning lighting systems and implementing emerging and cutting-edge lighting controls technology. Elaine has been successfully designing and managing a variety of projects for over 15 years, applying her imagination and exceptional attention to detail to create environmentally sensitive spaces.


Mathew Guereña


Matt has over 10 years' experience in architecture, joining Techlinea in 2011.  He attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received his degree in Architecture.  Sustainability and functionality are important design considerations in his approach to the built environment.  His architectural background and LEED AP bring an additional layer of expertise to Techlinea.


Millin Zaparolli

Office Assistant

Millin is our receptionist, office assistant, and our unofficial “company mom.” Her duties include taking care of us and making sure we're happy!


Svetlana Savinov


Svetlana Joined Techlinea in 2002 as the company bookkeeper.

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