House Plans & Permit Management

Made Easy

About Your Designer

Sophie Jean, P. Eng.

Sophie is a licensed Professional Engineer and a registered Designer (BCIN holder) with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (BCIN). Sophie completed her engineering studies at the University of Waterloo in 2004, and in 2017, completed all of the necessary courses to become a registered Designer for large buildings, small buildings, and houses. Her work focuses on helping individuals, families, and small businesses plan, design, and obtain permits to begin their construction projects in Eastern Ontario from SD&G to the Kingston region.

Sophie has worked in both the design and construction industries since 2001 and has experience ranging from land development planning, through to commercial, institutional and multi-residential sector construction management.

When Sophie isn’t drafting new plans or running to manage permit applications, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her family, singing with the Centennial Choir of Cornwall, or reading a good book.

Are you looking for help getting started with your building plans?


When you retain inHABIT Consulting + Design, you’re hiring a professional service that will consult provincial and municipal regulations flowing from Ontario’s Planning and Building Code Acts, and design your new project to efficiently obtain required local permits and approvals.

Let inHabit Manage:

Building Plans • Permits • Geo Reports • Site Plans • Septic Designs • Truss Designs • Zoning Requirements • Grading Plans

New Building Plans

The building process is exciting but can also be confusing, stressful and time-consuming for both residential and commercial project owners.  It’s usually necessary to have building plans prepared by a qualified professional to obtain permits to begin construction (with the exception of very small projects). Sophie will take your ideas through the sketch design phase, then prepare the building plans for your project to allow you to submit your permit application. 

Addition & Renovation Plans

If you’re thinking of building an addition or planning a renovation of an existing space in your home or commercial space, you’ll want to consult with Sophie. Her experience in residential and commercial construction allows her to know what to look for before you invest in your project. She can also address many unknowns you may have about the process, to allow for better budgeting.

Project Management

Once your plans are complete, Sophie can complete all the permit-related documentation, and manage the building permit application process from start to finish, which will save you time and alleviate a great deal of stress since this process is known to be challenging for homeowners and small business owners alike. Let her do the running around to site and consult with local government authorities to gather and submit everything necessary to begin your project.

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