Lauren Poche is a historic preservation senior manager and architectural historian at HORNE. She specializes in architectural history, history and archival research and has extensive experience as an archaeologist who focuses on historic period sites. She has experience overseeing federally funded disaster recovery programs and performing implementation, quality control and final verification on program applications across the U.S. mainland and territories.
Lauren joined the firm in 2018 and has 20 years of cultural resource management and disaster recovery experience. She served as an architectural historian for several natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Maria. She worked as both a staff member and a manager on the community development recovery programs and the housing program implementation. In addition to this, she prepared SHPO consultation documents, performed quality control checks to ensure proper repairs were made to historic homes and analyzed historic period artifacts recovered from cases that needed Phase I surveys and Phase II National Register evaluations in preparation for artifact discussions.
She graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology. She also earned her Master of Arts in History with a Public History Option from Southeastern Louisiana University. Along with this, she is a certified project manager.