An existing 1970s concrete-framed building was transformed into a new state-of-the-art laboratory for the study of genetics study. The 3,066-square-foot building serves a small group of elite scientists dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources and environment while focused on molecular genetics methods to study genetic diversity, species conservation, and the interrelationships between species in the evolution and spread of disease. Located in a multi-building research enclave within a heavily wooded within a park-setting, the facility design was conceived to bring a sense of outside-in to the workspaces within. All rehabilitation work was performed within the footprint of the existing building and had limited impact on the surrounding green spaces. The original 1970s structure was reused -- retaining the floors, columns and roof. However, a new exterior skin composed of channel glass, metal panels, and perforated metal screens completely transforms the building and allows the interior with large amounts of interior sunlight and views to the natural surroundings. The building is shrouded in a perforated metal sun screen to control glare and heat gain as well as provide an enclosure for the rooftop mechanical and electrical equipment.