LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Construction on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette student union remains on schedule to be completed by the end of the year.

The Advertiser reports current work on the building includes completion of the building envelope — the glass work, storefront, curtain wall, brick veneer, metal wall panels and everything else that closes in the building from the elements.

Demolition of the original student union building, constructed in 1971, began at the end of 2012. The $36 million renovation and expansion project is part of the UL Master Plan and is being funded by self-assessed student fees.

The new building will include 128,000 square feet and will be closer to McKinley Street than the previous building to allow for more green space overlooking Cypress Lake at the back of the building.