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REVITALIZING SMALL-TOWN WEST VIRGINIA

'TAG'
Galyean's
HOME-STATE LOVE

TAG Galyean works at his TAG Studios, just across from Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Text and photos by SU CLAUSON-WICKER

The acclaimed resort architect has
brought his energy and vision to
helping with the economic recovery
of the Greenbrier Valley after the
devastating 2016 flood. A new
barrel factory and a community
aquatic center are just two of his
ideas coming to fruition.
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T

insley Azariah-better known as
"TAG"-Galyean is lucky enough
to work all over the world while
keeping his home base in beautiful little Lewisburg, West Virginia. The acclaimed resort architect
and master designer is committed to Appalachia and to devising ways
to export quality products from the
Mountain State without jeopardizing its
beauty and integrity.
Galyean grew up in Charleston, West
Virginia, and experienced the wider world

while attending boarding schools in Virginia and England, then earning his architecture degree in New York City. But he
never lost his connection with his home
state and his respect for its values.
"I like the way people here can make
anything and fix anything; I like their independence," Galyean says. "I like West
Virginians' family values."
Galyean is devoted to Lewisburg, to
preserving its charm and helping it thrive
as a stimulating, healthful place to live.
His efforts run from creating a patchwork


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