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TEDxNOLA - Taylor Galyean - Lido New Orleans

Taylor Galyean is a principal of Feldmeier Galyean, an architectural firm focusing on hospitality and sustainable design. As designer and project manager, Taylor coordinates and leads the design team to insure that the vision is maintained through all the disciplines from concept through construction.With over 12 years of experience with all aspects of luxury resorts and spas, primary clients include: The Broadmoor Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort, Hotel Hershey, and Coeur d'Alene Resort. In addition, Taylor leads a team of engineers and designers developing revolutionary hydrotherapy spa experiences including the SilverTAG Shower and the FT TAG Tub.As a former instructor of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Taylor has focused his environmental and educational interest to architectural projects including the award winning design of the NOLS Mexico Branch in Baja, Mexico. Taylor studied at Cranbrook School in Bloomfiled Hills, Michigan, and the Architectural Association in London, England. His Masters in Architecture (MArch) was received from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1994. He has been a guest critic at MIT, the Boston Architectural Center, Columbia College, and Tulane University.About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at, or on Facebook at
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