Two modernization projects have been awarded to Everett-based Dykeman Architects for work on elementary schools in the Mukilteo School District.

Challenger and Horizon Elementary Schools will be reconstructed and updated while still open and operational in 2022 and 2023.

Dykeman Architects began designing updates totaling at $30 million for the two schools in November 2020. The updates will give needed space to the growing Challenger Elementary and Horizon Elementary schools, which currently 12 and 7 portables, respectively.

In addition to new multi-use areas, gymnasiums, and cafeterias, both schools will improve spaces like kitchens, music rooms, and covered play areas. Challenger will see administration spaces renovated and Horizon will add supplementary classrooms.

Both modernization projects are slated for completion in August 2023.