Five years in, the ambitious and ever-evolving headquarters expansion at Nike is finally producing the first completed buildings. It’s also left a trail of angry subcontractors.
The strikingly modernistic structures taking shape on Nike’s campus near Beaverton have proved difficult and time-consuming to build. Subcontractors and their lawyers claim in court filings the company and its general contractor, Hoffman Construction, have repeatedly modified or broadened the scope of the project while refusing to cover the extra costs. That includes completed work that was ripped out and redone, they say.