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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Country Home on the Big Island, Puna, Hawaii Program for this big island home is a small house for an individual retiree with occasional visitors. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with studio ohana unit below main level. Owner Requirements Include: Open plan Sustainable “green” design Master suite on main level Guest room in loft Electric power, […]
Professional Architectural Rendering by Jessë Valentine Portz CGI using the latest software and hardware Ocean Front Residence at Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara Details of Bldg. 2 of 4, South of Market, S.F. CA, Office Building at First & Howard Streets Bldg. 2 of 4, South of Market, S.F. CA, Office Building at First & Howard […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Professional Architectural Model Making by Jessë Valentine Portz Architectural model made of bass wood, cherry wood and piano wire. Intern Project while employed at Kinzie and Associates 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
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.
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
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 […]