Isthmus at 2017 Minnesota Transportation Conference


Thank you for visiting with us at booth #49 at the 2017 Minnesota Transportation Conference!

Katie Toghramadjian, PE (MN), founded Isthmus in 2002 as a one-person shop offering CADD-based training and roadway design services. Her founding goal was to foster excellence in the field of transportation engineering. In response to increasing demand for design support services, Katie hired her first employee, Kevin Krech as an intern in 2004. Kevin has since built a career at Isthmus and now leads roadway design projects as an associate at the firm. Through slow and steady growth since then, Isthmus now employs just over 20 employees. Throughout this time, we have adhered to our belief that policies which honor the individual, promote good quality work, and ensure our long-term stability create the foundation upon which each member of the Isthmus Team is able to deliver on our founding goal of excellence.Isthmus are proud to sponsor this event with so many other great organizations and service providers. We celebrate the accomplishments of our industry partners as we explore emerging trends in transportation throughout the state. We hope you have had an opportunity to speak with some of our dedicated staff and share your thoughts about where transportation is headed this year and beyond, and we look forward to continuing these conversations. This year's conference is also a time of reflection for us at Isthmus as we celebrate the milestone of our fifteenth year in business.


Our core service area remains Geopak-based design and plans production in accordance with MNDOT design standards. We have been proud to support our colleague firms in delivering some of Minnesota’s most complex roadway projects. And, as of late, to step in a lead role on projects like the TH 65 Mill and Overlay for MnDOT District 3. As we have grown, we have also expanded our areas of specialty to include Design Quality Management Services, ADA Design, Signing and Striping, Transit and Rail Design services which leverage our emerging expertise in Civil 3D, and CADD training and support for Geopak and Civil 3D based applications.

We remain committed to the ideals upon which we were founded, and we remain dedicated to serving the clients and partners, industry visionaries, and agency leaders who have trusted us with opportunities to take on increasing challenges. As we look ahead to the next fifteen years for Isthmus, we do so with the clear intention of continuing to evolve as one of Minnesota’s premier transportation engineering firms - as a project partner and as an employer.

From advancements in technology to shifting workforce trends, there are exciting possibilities afoot for the industry as well as for us at Isthmus. We look forward to exploring the future with you and meeting these opportunities with a spirit of innovation and a mutual commitment to elevating the industry while serving our communities.

If you haven’t already, we invite you to stop by booth #49 to visit us at the conference and, following this event to visit our offices in St. Paul or join us on LinkedIn and Twitter to connect with us and share your thoughts on the spirit of transportation in 2017.

Isthmus Engineering
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Saint Paul, MN 55101
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