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Yoga Studio, Ongoing
Kailua Beach House, 2007
"Ariel" - Portrait, 2013
Auntie's Old Home on Molokai Drawings, 2006
Autumn At Frogs Leap, 2012
Jessë Valentine Portz: Architect
Jessë Valentine Portz: Architect

Jessë Valentine Portz is the founder and principal architect of Spacecraft LLC, an architecture, design and master planning consultancy. Spacecraft LLC’s most notable built work can be seen in Hāʻula on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. Jessë Valentine was the sole architect of record and designer of a comfortable contemporary tropical home with fabulous views, [...]

North Shore Residence 2008-2009
North Shore Residence 2008-2009

The client’s program was for a 2500 square foot four bedroom three bath two-storey home to replace the previous house destroyed by fire. Client wanted to maximize garden space and potential for mountain and ocean views. Second floor Great Room offers both ocean and mountain views. Owner’s office faces the south Ko`olau loa mountains. A [...]

Queen Butterfly, White Chrysanthemum
Queen Butterfly, White Chrysanthemum

For sale now! Queen Butterfly with Chrysanthemum iPhone case. sage

Yoga Studio, Ongoing
Yoga Studio, Ongoing

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.

Kailua Beach House, 2007
Kailua Beach House, 2007

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 [...]

“Ariel” – Portrait, 2013
"Ariel" - Portrait, 2013

Portrait of Ariel Oliver 2013 12″x16″ oil on canvas by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

Auntie’s Old Home on Molokai Drawings, 2006
Auntie's Old Home on Molokai Drawings, 2006

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, 2012
Autumn At Frogs Leap, 2012

Autumn At Frogs Leap 8″x10″ oil on canvas by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973 This piece is for sale through Habit.

Self Portrait, 2012
Self Portrait, 2012

Self Portrait 8″x10″ oil on canvas by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973 This piece is for sale through Habit.

La Grange Creek in December
La Grange Creek in December

from Instagram, prints available for sale at my instacanvas gallery.

I have a nasty case of Internet Disease
I have a nasty case of Internet Disease

from Instagram, prints available for sale at my instacanvas gallery.

Canoe Halau Project at Ala Moana, designed 2003 built 2010
Canoe Halau Project at Ala Moana, designed 2003 built 2010

Ala Moana Canoe Halau, Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America This 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 Park. It was [...]

Email Interview of Jessë Valentine Portz, About Being An Architect
Email Interview of Jessë Valentine Portz, About Being An Architect

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 [...]

The Man is Burning, 2011
The Man is Burning, 2011

Digital portrait by Jessë Valentine Portz from a photograph by Christine Antolos.

Apple Tree Bondage, Apple Tree Protection, 2011
Apple Tree Bondage, Apple Tree Protection, 2011

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 [...]

Stephen Colbert Portrait
Stephen Colbert Portrait

High resolution download of Stephen Colbert Portrait available for purchase. Only $2.00![wp_cart:Stephen Colbert Portrait:price:2.00:end]

Distant Shore 3, 2010
Distant Shore 3, 2010

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

Solar Semiocclusion, 2010
Solar Semiocclusion, 2010

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

Nearing A Distant Shore, 2010
Nearing A Distant Shore, 2010

20″ x 16″ oil on canvas ©2010 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

What is a Spacecraft?

What is a Spacecraft? More accurately, how do we spacecraft? 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 [...]

Burn-V, 2006
Burn-V, 2006
White Wind, 2006
White Wind, 2006
Strawberry Red Blown Glass Vase, 2006
Strawberry Red Blown Glass Vase, 2006

Handblown Glass and photo by Jessë Valentine Portz, flower arrangement by Anna Pomaska.

Cho Yang, 2006
Cho Yang, 2006

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

R – O – R, 2006
R – O – R, 2006
Jessë Valentine Portz – Architectural Rendering
Jessë Valentine Portz - Architectural Rendering

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 [...]

Cheri Canyon Is On Fire!, 2003
Cheri Canyon Is On Fire!, 2003
Days Of Swampy, 2003
Days Of Swampy, 2003

18″ x 11″ oil on wood ©2003 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

Raven At The Orange Curtain, 2003
Raven At The Orange Curtain, 2003

39″ x 18″ oil on MDF board ©2003 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

Silver Aphrodite’s Velvet Hammer, 2003
Silver Aphrodite’s Velvet Hammer, 2003

11″ x 5″ oil on linen ©2003 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

Babylon In Clouds, 2003
Babylon In Clouds, 2003

15″ x 9″ oil on wood ©2003 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

030303, 2003
030303, 2003

12″ x 9″ oil on linen ©2003 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

Summer In Winter, 2002
Summer In Winter, 2002

20″ x 54″ oil on canvas ©2002 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

Untitled (Three Towers), 2002
Untitled (Three Towers), 2002

oil on canvas, 2002

Noon Twilight Sunset
Noon Twilight Sunset

2002 Oil on Board 15″ x 7.5″

Behind the Orange Curtain, 2002
Behind the Orange Curtain, 2002

oil on wood ©2002 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

Dawn Never Comes-, 2002
Dawn Never Comes-, 2002

30″ x 30″ oil on canvas ©2002 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Movement Monument Competition Entry
Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Movement Monument Competition Entry

Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Movement Monument Competition Entry Washington D.C. produced in collaboration Anthony Allen: master planner Jesse Valentine Portz: architect The planning of this memorial is designed around the visitor’s procession through the monument, which represents the history of people of African ancestry in America. Entering from the parking lot, visitors [...]

Dappled Saturation Chrome One, 1999
Dappled Saturation Chrome One, 1999
Androgyne, 1998
Androgyne, 1998
Shimmer, 1998
Shimmer, 1998
Sung Screen, 1998
Sung Screen, 1998
Fulfill Sunset, 1998
Fulfill Sunset, 1998
Androgyne, 1998
Androgyne, 1998
My Child, 1997
My Child, 1997
Inception, 1997
Inception, 1997
Mons Volcano, 1997
Mons Volcano, 1997
Untitled (Flowers), 1997
Untitled (Flowers), 1997

Flowers 38″ x 30″ Oil on Linen ©1997 Jessë Valentine Portz

Duty To The Countess, 1997
Duty To The Countess, 1997
lectrik link, 1997
lectrik link, 1997
5th Year Student Independent Research Final Project, Site: Albuquerque

Independent research final project: Brief overview: Site: Albuquerque, New Mexico Using a consistent program of a single family house similar to a typical housing development, what is the impact of climate on architecture if the structure: — minimizes its energy use — uses appropriate architectural vernacular to meet climatic shelter needs instead of artificial heating [...]

The Ghost of Eros, 1996
The Ghost of Eros, 1996

50″ x 40″ oil on canvas ©1996 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

UNTITLED (the door), 1996
UNTITLED (the door), 1996

Oil on Canvas 24″ x 24″ inches

Professional Architectural Model of Residence
Professional Architectural Model of Residence

Professional Architectural Model Making by Jessë Valentine Portz Intern Project while employed at Kinzie and Associates Architectural model made of bass wood, cherry wood and piano wire. Project converted an existing brick auto repair shop to a private residence on Frederick Street in San Francisco. Pamela Kinzie, Architect Jessë Valentine Portz, Modelmaker and Photographer

Untitled (Green Hills), 1994
Untitled (Green Hills), 1994

48″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas May be displayed as shown, or inverted. ©1994 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

Coffee Table, 1994
Coffee Table, 1994

Horizontal motif coffee table design for contrasting wood species. 1:4 scale model in bass wood and mahogany. A horizontal structure gives the table a low linearity and provides shelving below.

Bas-Relief Model of Monestary, 1994
Bas-Relief Model of Monestary, 1994

Project to make a Bas-relief model of Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Monestaryassigned in third year design studio while at CCAC Copyright ©1994 Jessë Valentine Portz

Box for Playing Cards, 1993
Box for Playing Cards, 1993

Mahogany and Basswood, 1993

Freeway (Linear NRG), 1993
Freeway (Linear NRG), 1993

36″ x 18″ acrylic on canvas ©1993 by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973

10 Bulls Book, 1993
10 Bulls Book, 1993

“10 Bulls” by Kakuan mini book is a piece produced in 1993 and only just converted to .pdf for the world to share. Download the free eBook here! 10 Bulls is my illustration of an old Buddhist story.

Studio Space for Artist and Poet, 1992
Studio Space for Artist and Poet, 1992

This was a school project in the second year architecture design studio to create a working studio for two clients. The site was urban San Francisco infill with street frontage on the two short sides. The clients were a poet and ceramicist. The female ceramicist did delicately colored pieces and required more space for equipment [...]

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