Architecture Firm Named in Iowa Events Center Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Polk County, Iowa has filed a $5 million breach of contract lawsuit against the architect of the Iowa Events Center.

Members of the Polk County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 last week to file the breach of contract lawsuit against HOK Sport, the architecture and design firm responsible for the Iowa Events Center. The lawsuit alleges design problems caused the county to pay almost $5 million to settle claims filed by contractors who worked on the project.

After the events center was opened in 2005, Polk County spent several years negotiating 15 different settlements with contractors. A theme emerged during negotiations that problems with the events center’s design caused contractors to do work that was not in the original plans.

“The county will be seeking to recover some of the damages, or expenses the county had to pay other contractors as a result of what we will claim to be HOK’s breach of contract,” county attorney Ed Remsburg said. “[HOK] lacked coordination and completion and had conflicts, errors and omissions in the design drawings.”

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