Robert Ciston

Senior Vice President

Robert’s work with BRR spans over 25 years and various sectors, including national retailers and industrial/fulfillment centers. He currently leads a multi-office team which manages projects ranging from new fulfillment and distribution centers to micro-fulfillment and last mile delivery conversions. He has also been instrumental in establishing BRR’s prototype development and maintenance programs for multiple national clients. His involvement and leadership spans the design and management of more than two dozen unique prototypes. Additionally, Robert continually works to develop processes and tools that maximize production workflow. He led the creation of our custom project management program, and continues to provide leadership for the tool’s evolution and capabilities. 

Professional Registrations

Registered Architect

Licensed in 4 states

Professional Associations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)


Southwest Missouri State University, Bachelor of Science in Drafting & Design Technology; Construction Minor

Exploring the Urban Warehouse

By Robert Ciston & Dan Popp

For years, warehouses have been located on the outskirts of town where the land is readily available for sizeable buildings. However, these rural locations create a few challenges…

Innovating Industrial Building Design

By Robert Ciston & Andrew Mechler

The ‘last mile’ is a crucial step in the supply chain – it is the process of getting goods to arrive at their final destination, whether it is a residence or commercial business. Historically, the simplest form…