Tribeca Loft by Andrew Franz Architect
Albert Vecerka-Esto Tribeca Loft by Andrew Franz Architect

In an urban environment, the loft—with its high ceilings and wide-open spaces—can seem palatial in a sea of cramped studio apartments. Over the years, the Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA)—now open for submissions—has recognized many lofts, with juries taking note of how different architects have unleashed their creativity on the versatile spaces.

Here are four award-winning lofts from previous years of the program:

Photographer's Loft, Desai Chia Architecture, New York
Courtesy Desai Chia Architecture Photographer's Loft, Desai Chia Architecture, New York

Architectural Interiors: Award (2016)Photographer's Loft in New York City
Desai Chia Architecture


Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto

Architectural Interiors: Citation (2015)Tribeca Loft in New York City
Andrew Franz Architect


John Horner

Multifamily: Award (2015)Marginal Street Lofts in Boston
Merge Architects


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Architectural Interiors: Award (2014)San Francisco Loft in San Francisco
LineOffice Architecture


Did you design a fantastic new loft or other residential project? Submit it to the 2019 Residential Architect Design Awards today! Entries are still open through Sept. 20.