About Us

Architect Designed…

Quality of design has been at the forefront in our development of the Challenger Living homes—it’s a key aspect of our “raising the bar” and “challenging the status quo.” In the process, we have spent several years seeking out and collaborating with visionary, award-winning architects who share a vision for innovative, sustainable, sensibly-sized, and highly livable homes. We’re proud of the partnerships formed with these leading professionals and the excellence they have contributed.


A founding partner of HIVE, Paul Stankey has extensive hands-on experience in design-build stemming from work in Minneapolis and Bozeman, Montana as a designer, craftsman, and teacher. While an Intern Architect at Yunker/Asmus Architecture in Minneapolis he collaborated on the Windsong Farms Golf Club which received a 2005 AIA Minnesota Honor Award; while working with Alchemy Architects in St. Paul he helped devleop the weeHouse. Several of his projects have been published in Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Wallpaper, and Ink. Paul is continually exploring the inherent aesthetics of natural and manufactured materials and objects.

Marc Asmus is a registered architect living in St. Paul, Minnesota. After practicing as a founding partner of Yunker/Asmus Architecture Inc. since 1992, Marc established Marc Asmus Architects, Inc. in 2004 and later that year joined Paul Stankey and Bryan Meyer as one of the founders of HIVE. Marc’s passion is fine residential architecture. His thoughtful focus and attention to fine detail and has earned numerous awards and his work has been published in Metropolitan Home, Renovation Style, Progressive Architecture, Midwest Home and Design, and Architecture Minnesota.

A graduate architect from the University of Minnesota, Bryan worked with SALA and Yunker/Asmus Architecture before joining m.a ARCHITECTURE and co-founding HIVE in 2004. Experienced in high quality residential design, Bryan’s professional interests lie in exploring a transitional contemporary influence within traditional domestic architecture. His award-winning work in Minnesota and Wisconsin has appeared in Architecture Minnesota, Renovation Style, Midwest Home and Garden as well as Twin Cities newspapers and the book Cabin by Dale Mulfinger and Susan E. Davis. In his free time, Bryan and his architect-wife Anne Ryan investigate design ideas through the construction of small buildings at their cabin in northern Minnesota.


Herb is the former Head and a Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, as well as Director of the Experimental New Media Centre. He is also an award-winning architect, designer, curator, and writer whose practice and research interests include architectural design and theory, architectural detail, landscape architecture, and international development and exchange. Herb is a Contributing Editor to Canadian Architect and has served on the Editorial Board of Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. His architectural work and writings have appeared in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) journal Update, and Dwell, among others. He has participated in numerous competitions, exhibitions, and national design award juries and was the inaugural Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Architecture and Design, The University of Texas at Austin.

Herb has worked closely with Conquest since 2007 in the design and development of a unique, future-proof, and scalable system of modular housing.


A native Winnipeger, Ed Calnitsky holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba. Prior to forming his own award-winning architectural and interior design firm in 1986, he gained international experience working with architectural firms in London, U.K. and Caracas, Venezuela, as well as teaching design in London, Ontario.

Calnitsky Associates Architects has been involved in a wide range of institutional, commercial, and residential projects throughout Canada, the United States, and overseas. Ed is closely involved in all aspects of architectural and interior design services and brings a strong creative and design presence to each project—years of experience in managing projects and balancing design, budget, and schedules with client objectives have contributed to numerous successful projects.