RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' recent expansion is at the center of a lawsuit. The engineering firm that worked on the project is suing two architectural firms.
It's been nearly a year since the remodeled museum reopened.
The engineering firm, Hankins and Anderson, claims it got stiffed on the museum's multi-million dollar expansion.
The engineers are suing architects Rick Mather and SMBW.
According to the civil lawsuit, the engineers say the architects didn't pay a huge portion of the bill. They also claim the firm mismanaged the project, causing delays and additional costs.
In the suit, Hankins and Anderson is asking for nearly $228,000 in past due payments, plus no less than $500,000 for additional expenses they say they had to pay because of delays.
A hearing date has not yet been set.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is not a party in the lawsuit.