Acoya Cherry Creek, Denver

Acoya Cherry Creek opened in November 2023 in Denver with 137 luxury independent living and assisted living units.

Market research indicates that the Denver metro area’s 75 and older population is expected to increase by 26 percent over the next 5 years.

Acoya Cherry Creek was selected as a site location due to its reputation as one of the best places to live in Colorado, as well as its vibrant neighborhood, replete with locally owned restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries.

Modern interiors for senior living

The 184,000-square-foot community features modern architecture and a modern, sophisticated aesthetic.


A neutral palette with elegant rich charcoals, grays, and navy accents is used throughout the interiors. The intention is to allow the bold pops of color in the furniture and art to be dynamic and stand out as a focal feature.

Expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows invite natural light to flood the interiors, creating a seamless transition to the outdoor gathering space, balconies, and landscaped terraces.

These elements take advantage of the region’s favorable climate but also promote a sense of openness and connection with the community.

The architecture embraces clean lines and industrial accents. For example, materials such as exposed concrete, stone, and steel add a touch of urban-industrial feel.

Custom furniture and luxury amenities

The project team incorporated custom furniture throughout Acoya Cherry Creek, including a curved sectional sofa with a coordinating curved sofa table in the lounge, bold art feature pieces in the reception area, and rich, velvet textiles including blue lounge chairs.

The inspiration to provide expressive, eye-catching art is taken from the sculptures that are scattered throughout the nearby DC Burns Park, which features art created for the 1968 Denver Sculpture Symposium.

The community also includes high-end amenities such as a wellness space, art room, theater, salon, multiple dining options, game rooms, amenity deck, and rooftop lounge and patio.

Acoya Cherry Creek project details

Location: Denver

Completion date: November 2023

Owners: Ryan Companies US Inc., Cogir Management USA Inc., and Harrison Street

Total building area: 183,787 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: Not disclosed

Cost/sq. ft.: Not disclosed

Architect: MOA Architecture

Interior designer: StudioSIX5

General contractor: Ryan Companies US Inc.

Builder: Ryan Companies US Inc.

Medical equipment planner: Not available

Art consultants: StudioSIX5, MetGal Art + Advisory

Art/pictures: MetGal Art + Advisory

Carpet/flooring: Shaw Contract (carpet and vinyl), Bolon (fitness vinyl), Arizona Tile

Ceiling/wall systems: 9Wood

Fabric/textiles: Arc-Com, Brentano, Designtex, Fabricut Contract / S. Harris, Holly Hunt, JAB Fabric, James Dunlop Textiles, Opuzen, P Kaufmann Contract, Pallas, Perennials Fabrics, Pollack Associates, Romo Group, S. Harris

Furniture—seating/casegoods: Amtrend, All Care Seating, CF Group – Falcon, Charter Furniture, Fairfield Contract, Game Rooms by Design, H Contract, Janus Et Cie, Kellex, Kwalu, NOIR, Special T, Summer Classics

Decorative Lighting: Kuzco Lighting, Tech Lighting, Hinkley, Arteriors, Corbett Lighting

Signage/wayfinding: Boyd Sign Systems

Surfaces—solid/other: Cambria, Dekton, Wilsonart

Wallcoverings: Maharam, MDC, National, Surfacing Solutions

Other: Wall Tile – Ann Sacks, Daltile, Roca Tile, Florida Tile, Architessa

Florals: LDF Silk

Project details are provided by the design team and not vetted by Environments for Aging.