The Troost Recreation & Wellness Center, located at the intersection of Brush Creek Blvd. and Troost Avenue, straddles a prevalent socio-economic divide in Kansas City. The design developed around the principles of visual connection and spatial inclusion. From the original design to the development of the project with two other partners, the building evolved as a holistic scheme, systematically relating the components and parts to the bigger ideas.
Directly west of Troost lies a wealthier, art-based neighborhood encompassing the Nelson Atkins Art Museum and Kansas City Art Institute. In contrast to the upper-class neighborhoods, the east is categorized by a lower-class, predominantly African-American community. The west facade reestablishes street density while the east facade opens up to a stadium-seating outdoor basketball court, connecting interior and exterior recreational spaces.