Jessë Valentine Portz is a registered architect in California and Hawaii. Specializing in progressive architectural design focused on healing the environment with green construction and living buildings is her way of improving the landscape for everyone to enjoy.
North Shore Home, Hauula, Oahu, Hawaii This contemporary north shore home on a corner lot in the small community of Hauula turns the corner to face its surroundings . The configuration of the plan allows for locating the rooms on the lot per the owner’s requests while allowing for the best use of the view corridors to […]
3D Printing Buildings on Architecture and Design with Valentine In the launch of this series “Architecture and Design with Valentine” about the future and possibilities of architecture and design, we discuss the upcoming arrival of 3D printing technology for use on the building scale and what it could mean for our landscape, cities, and neighborhoods. This […]
by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
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by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
For sale now! White Chrysanthemum with California Sister Butterfly iPhone case. sage
Yoga studio on the first floor with a writer’s retreat above. Planned using the Golden Ratio to imbue the occupants with peace and tranquility.
Beach House Design Project consisted of two separate four bedroom houses on an approximately 8500 square foot lot fronting the beach in Kailua on Oahu. The owner desired the main house on the beach end to be one large open space for kitchen, dining and living areas with a continuos view of adjoining areas and […]
Portrait of Ariel Oliver 2013 12″x16″ oil on canvas by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
Her old home on Molokai was falling down, and a new one awaited nearby. These drawings I made for her to help her remember the house her departed husband had built her so many years ago. Signed prints are available for purchase.
Autumn At Frogs Leap 8″x10″ oil on canvas by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973 This piece is for sale through Habit.
Ala Moana Canoe Halau, Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America This hawaiian canoe halau (boat house) was the first project I worked on in Hawaii when I landed on Oahu, but not the first one to be built. I was the project architect while working at AKTA, Ltd. for this canoe halau in Ala Moana Beach […]
Email Interview of Jessë Valentine Portz, Architect by Riley Shiraishi Monday, October 17, 2011 RS: 1. How long have you been working in your trade? JVP: I studied architecture for 6 years before graduating. I have been working in architecture for about 20 years. RS: 2. What do you enjoy about your job? JVP: I enjoy taking many requirements […]
Digital portrait by Jessë Valentine Portz from a photograph by Christine Antolos.
Materials: Sisal Rope, Living Apple Tree In Situ Completed July 24, 2011 Artist’s Statement: This sculpture installation at the artist’s parent’s farm is a statement about the dualistic nature of protection. Frequently in life when we seek protection in order to obtain protection we take on some kind of bondage, encumbrance, or disassociation from the […]
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For Sale, $200.00 [wp_cart:Distant Shore 3:price:200.00:shipping:[Shipping|to USA,30.00|to Europe or Asia,50.00]:end] 12″ x 9″ oil on canvas ©2010 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
For Sale, $350.00 [wp_cart:Solar Semiocclusion:price:350.00:shipping:[Shipping|to USA,30.00|to Europe or Asia,50.00]:end] 12″ x 9″ oil on canvas ©2010 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
20″ x 16″ oil on canvas ©2010 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
In spacecrafting, we seek to design habitations that go beyond the typical requirements people associate with buildings. In seeking to design spacecraft, we design a dwelling or space habitation, that is a complete system. Rather than create a building that occupies land, we create a building that is symbiotic with the landscape around it.
Handblown Glass and photo by Jessë Valentine Portz, flower arrangement by Anna Pomaska.
Painting of a shipping container at a loading dock in Emeryville, California. 9″ x 12″ oil on canvas ©2006 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
Professional Architectural Rendering by Jessë Valentine Portz Bldg. 2 of 4, South of Market, S.F. CA, Office Building at First & Howard Streets Details of Bldg. 2 of 4, South of Market, S.F. CA, Office Building at First & Howard Streets Aerial Photomontage, SOMA, S.F. CA, Office Building at First & Howard Streets Storefront and […]
18″ x 11″ oil on wood ©2003 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
39″ x 18″ oil on MDF board ©2003 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
11″ x 5″ oil on linen ©2003 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
15″ x 9″ oil on wood ©2003 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
12″ x 9″ oil on linen ©2003 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973