This article was originally featured in the January 2022 issue of New Orleans Magazine. Article by Kelcy Wilburn.
“Generous, durable and unflinching in character – the men of New Orleans who fit this archetype are known as Kingfish. They are the very essence of power and compassion and give more to others than to themselves. Whether sipping a sazarac or a beer; conducting a meeting or jumping into a secondline; spending time with his family or serving on the board of a favorite charity, a Kingfish does it all with that special brand of savoir faire perfected in New Orleans.”
Founding and Managing Partner of NANO, LLC, Ian Alexander Dreyer has over 20 years of architecture experience and has managed architectural projects for New Orleans totaling over $36M. Following Hurricane Katrina, Ian participated in full committee field hearings supporting small business recovery contracts, and he continues to use his knowledge and skills to support Disadvantaged Businesses Enterprises throughout Louisiana.
Recently, Ian managed the design implementation and construction of NANO’s exhibit in the prestigious Venice Biennale and received the 2021 ECC Architecture award.
Dreyer is a founding member of City Park Mow Ron’s, member of Louisiana Association of Business & Industry, American Institute of Architects and Krewe of Hermes. He is a dedicated husband to Terri Dreyer and father to Alexander and Luciana Dreyer.
Click here to read more about the 2022 Kingfish.