In 1968 Larry toured the work of Frank Lloyed Wright, met Wright and his third wife Olgivanna. He then started his practice emulating the principals and many design themes of the greatest American architect of the 20th Century (also according to the AIA 35 years after Wright claimed that for himself). Larry is shown above in the Sun Cottage where he stayed as a guest of the Frank Lloyed Wright foundation in 2015. It was his first time back to Taleisn after his intial visit. He had gotten very busy building. He presented his work as architect as developer in a lecture to the Frank Lloyd Wright School or Architecture.
Larry created a uniquely successful business model with the help of his late partner Jim Brecht. He, and his last partner Joan Woodard manage and owned with other investors over 30 properties (see Stony Point Road, both sides between 3rd & Gurneville Rd. and the The Corporate Center Parkway complex North West on Sebastopol Ave.), Larry has won 12 design awards. Below is the Rattegan Federal building one of Larry’s many contributions to our built environment. Basin Street Properties best known locally for the Basin Street development in Petaluma purchased the majority of Mr. Simmons properties.