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Barry Beauchamp Patten (11 July 1927 – 13 March 2003) was an
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Background and early career

Patten was born in ,
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. He was educated at
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and he studied architecture first at Melbourne Technical College before completing his degree at the
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in 1951. At age 24, he competed for
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at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo as an alpine skier, although he did not progress to the medal rounds. Patten was the father of Samuel Patten, a former world champion and Olympic Rowing (sport), rower, who was part of the first version of the Oarsome Foursome coxless four.


Architectural career

Patten joined the architecture firm of Yuncken Freeman Brothers, Griffiths and Simpson. In 1957, he 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 which are now on the Victorian Heritage Register: * the Myer Music Bowl, * the former 140 William Street, BHP House (now called 140 William Street) * the Victoria State Government Offices.


See also

* List of Caulfield Grammar School people


References

1927 births 2003 deaths Australian male alpine skiers Alpine skiers at the 1952 Winter Olympics Olympic alpine skiers of Australia University of Melbourne alumni People educated at Caulfield Grammar School Architects from Melbourne Skiers from Melbourne {{Australia-alpine-skiing-bio-stub