Paul Stankey was a founding partner of Hive Modular. He has extensive hands-on experience in design-build stemming from work in Minneapolis, MN and Bozeman, MT as a designer, craftsman, and teacher. Paul was a founding employee of Ridgeline Builders in Bozeman, later worked with the Montana Arts Council. He has also worked with Alchemy Architects in St. Paul, MN developing the weeHouse and other residential work. While at YA Architecture, Alchemy and Hive he has had several projects published in Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Wallpaper, Ink and several books.  

Paul has a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from Montana State University with a focus in concrete technology. While there he worked with Architect/Professor, William Massie helping develop his integration of CNC machining with architecture. He is continually exploring the inherent aesthetics of natural and manufactured materials and objects. Paul's construction of his families' cabin is an exploration of ready-made products, recycled materials and shipping containers within a very tight budget.


Montana State University, Master of Architecture - 1998

Montana State University, BED - 1996

Work Experience: 

- InterModal Design - founder (2010-2014)

- Hive Modular - partner (2004-2014)

- M.A. Architecture (2004-2012)

- Alchemy Architects (2003)

- Yunker/Asmus Architecture (1999-2003)

- Ridgeline Builders - founder (1996-2001)


Container Atlas 

   Slawik + Bergmann + Buchmeier + Tinney, 2010 

Architecture Minnesota 

   "Cargo Cabin", November 2009 

Mpls St. Paul Magazine 

   "Cabin Fever: Boxed Set", July 2008 

Metro Magazine 

   "Not For Sale By Owner", May 2008 


   "The Ship Captains", May 2008

Container Architecture 

   Jure Kotnik, 2008

Architecture Minnesota 

   "Rural Rapport", March/April 2006

MN AIA Honor Award 

   Windsong Farms Golf Club 

   (while at YA Architecture) 2005