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Name: Poché Prouet Associates, Ltd (Visit Website)

State: Louisiana Country: United States
City: Lafayette

Company Description:
Poch Prouet Associates, Ltd. is a multi discipline architectural, mechanical, electrical and interior design firm located in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Poche' Prouet Associates, Ltd. is a professional multi-discipline corporation of individuals dedicated to providing high quality, efficient Consulting Services to meet the owner's needs. The firm has built a solid organization of select professionals with specialized talents, which combine to result in a strong, single source, responsible professional group with a regional appeal.

Jim Poche', President of the Corporation, manages the firm. Services offered vary from architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering as prime or consultant to a prime, asbestos, energy management, preventive management, operations management of buildings, and design-build.

These services are marketed as a package to our clients to allow continuity between the programming, design, construction, occupancy and continued operations of the facilities. The firm operates out of the main office in Lafayette, with a support office in Baton Rouge.

Poche' Prouet Associates, Ltd. has gained recognition in Southwest Louisiana for the high quality of work and attention given to their projects. This can be attested to by contacting some of our client references, which include: Acadia Parish School Board, Beauregard Parish School Board, Bogalusa Parish School Board, Cathedral Carmel Elementary School, Evangeline Parish School Board, Lafayette Parish School Board, St. Landry Parish School Board, St. Martin Parish School Board, St. Mary Parish School Board, Vermilion Parish School Board, Acadia Parish Police Jury, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Iberia Parish Government, City of St. Martinville, Delgado Community College, the University of Louisiana Lafayette, McNeese University, Southeastern Louisiana University and Northwestern State University.

Our hospital clients include: Lafayette General Medical Center, Iberia Medical Center, Bogalusa Community Hospital, St. Helena Parish Hospital, Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, West Feliciana Parish Hospital, Pointe Coupee General Hospital, Assumption General Hospital, St. Martin Hospital and Dauterive Hospital.

As professionals, we function as coordinators in the planning process, as agents of change, anticipating future needs and working toward improvements in the physical environment. At Poche' Prouet Associates, Ltd., we believe that the key to successful projects for the client is developing a solution through "creative problem solving". This innovative approach will result in a project that works, is within budget, and delivered on time.


The high profile of our firm in the professional community is due to their involvement in professional organization and community support efforts.

In particular:

Jim Poche'
Past President of Consulting Engineer's Council of Louisiana
Member of the American Consulting Engineers Board of Directors
Member of the National Energy Committee.

Philippe Prouet
Past President of South LA Chapter of American Institute of Architects
One of only a few members of CEFPI (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) in the State.

Judy Broussard
Past President and Treasurer of LA Chapter of Association of Energy Engineers

The majority (almost 90%) of our work is repeat work, year-to-year with public clients. This attests to our reputation and credibility for delivering quality, cost effective projects.


We contract with clients on an individual as well as a long-term project basis. Our steadfast commitment to clients and ourselves is to deliver the expertise required to produce a professional product that best meets individual needs of our clients in a cost effective and timely fashion.

In addition, after a project is complete, we offer our clients 24-hour/day service, 365 days a year, in order to assist them with optimizing the performance of their specific equipment systems.

The sections following cover our:

Firm Background and Range of Services
References and Partial List of Clients
Background and Job Description of Office Personnel

Firm Background and Range of Services

Poche' Prouet Associates, Ltd. is a 4th generation of an engineering organization of which Jim Poche' has been a principal since 1975. The present firm of Poche' Prouet Associates, Ltd. was established in 1981 under the name of Poche' Associates, Ltd. In 1986, Philippe Prouet (previously employed as a Principal of an architectural firm) joined Poche' Associates, Ltd. and is presently a principal and Vice President. Judy Broussard, who has been with the firm since 1980, is the third principal in the firm, serving as Secretary/Treasurer. The firm operates as a corporation with Jim Poche' as President and Chairman of the Board. The company changed names in January 2001 to Poche' Prouet Associates, Ltd., to include Philippe Prouet, AIA, in the name.

Over 90% of our clients and projects are within a few miles of our offices in Lafayette and Baton Rouge. We find that limiting our service area allows us to maintain closer control over the quality of our projects and allows for a quicker response to our client's needs.

Being able to offer a diversified field of expertise in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, along with varying levels of experience within these areas allows us to provide a technically coordinated team in a cost effective manner.


Poche' Prouet Associates, Ltd. generally has long term repeat client arrangements, whereby we provide architectural retrofit services as a prime service, or in conjunction with the other professional services our firm offers. In general, the new architectural work which is non-retrofit, is for our on-going clients (for whom we are already doing the retrofit type of work).

Our client base for architecture is generally schools, hospitals, government bodies, and commercial facilities. Poche' Prouet Associates, Ltd. offers the following Architectural services:

Design Development
Construction Documents
Bidding and/or Negotiations
Construction Contract Administration
Project Development Scheduling
Project Budgeting Assistance
Site Analysis Service
Post-Construction and Analysis Services

Interior Design

We have one licensed Interior Design professional on staff, who is a NCIDQ (National Committee for Interior Design Qualifications) certified and a member of the American Association of Interior Designers.

Consulting Mechanical and
Electrical Engineering Services

A portion of the service the firm provides are performed as mechanical and electrical consultants to area architects. The remainder of services is offered as consultants to other engineering firms or as direct consultants to individuals or public entities.

Poche' Prouet Associates, Ltd. offers consulting engineering services in the following areas:

Air Conditioning
Heating and Ventilating
Plumbing Fire Protection and Sprinkler Systems
Process Control and Instrumentation Systems
Lighting Design
High/Low Voltage Power Distribution
Fire Alarm and Intercommunication Systems
Site Utility Developments Category: Engineers

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