Barry Patten

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Barry Beauchamp Patten (11 July 1927 – 13 March 2003) was an Australian architect and Olympic alpine skier.

He was born in McKinnon, Victoria.

Educated at Caulfield Grammar School, he studied architecture first at Melbourne Technical College before completing his degree at the University of Melbourne in 1951. In 1952 he competed for Australia at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo as a skier.

Patten joined the architecture firm of Yuncken Freeman Brothers Griffiths & Simpson, and in 1957 submitted a design for the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. His design was chosen for the Bowl, and he worked as the project architect. Patten designed three buildings in Victoria that are now on the Victorian Heritage Register: the Myer Music Bowl, BHP House, and the Victoria State Offices.