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At Kenwood Drafting we utilize our over 20 years experience and expertise to support clients through every step of their building project, creating permit ready architectural drawings.  We help design and document their dream, translating clients’ vision into practical plans, ensuring compliance with local building codes and by-laws and working closely with builders and contractors so projects are completed accurately and according to local requirements. We are knowledgeable about building codes for Ontario, Canada and Internationally. Kenwood Drafting & Design is BCIN Certified with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in Ontario for Small Buildings (commercial/industrial) and Residential Homes. We help businesses and individuals make their building dreams come true!

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Michele Kennedy CEO & Lead Designer

Everything that is built or manufactured needs to be designed first, whether it’s cars, blue jeans, street lights, commercial buildings, houses, bunkies or barns.

My name is Michele Kennedy, CEO and Lead Designer at Kenwood Drafting & Design. I began my design career over 25 years ago with DeLaval Corporation, designing dairy barn systems. Having grown up on a dairy farm and with my nickname being Jersey as a child, I was right at home meeting and working with farmers to design their barns and milking systems.

I rapidly diversified my design experience and spent several years employed at both Viceroy Homes Limited and Linwood Custom Homes, creating custom building projects all over the world including Canada, Mexico, Slovakia, Japan, and Alaska.

On January 1, 2015, the Ontario Building Code Act, 1992 was amended to implement the BCIN (Building Code Identification Number) making it no longer possible for just anyone to submit drawings for a building permit application. Drawings in Ontario now have to be designed and signed by a person certified and registered with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. I completed the provincial exams and received my BCIN certification required to prepare drawings for residential and commercial projects and permit applications. I initially began preparing drawings, independent of my employers, for friends and family. Gratefully, through this experience, I developed a reputation for creativity, building code expertise and professionalism and my side business quickly grew by word of mouth.

In January 2016, I spent a month of self-reflection in Thailand at my cousin’s elephant sanctuary, Elephant Nature Park. As a result, I was inspired to focus solely on Kenwood Drafting & Design as a full time business.

At Kenwood Drafting & Design we translate clients’ building vision into practical locally compliant plans and work with builders and contractors to ensure the clients building dreams become a reality! I appreciate you taking the time to learn a little more about myself, and Kenwood Drafting & Design and I look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Kenwood Drafting & Design today to discuss how we can work together to put your dreams onto paper.

Affiliations / Partnerships

Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Women in Construction
Granite Engineering Services
Haliburton Chamber of Commerce

Haliburton Solar and Wind
Kawartha Chamber of Commerce
Ontario Building Officials Association
Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region