And while Mr Murphy is getting het up by the Stirling shortlist north of the border, it would seem Richard Saxon has also had it on his mind, but with even more serious portents.
We'll all be 'done for', Saxon warned at the awards, if Enric Miralles' Scottish Parliament picks up the big one. According to he of the spectacular white beard, there really is no debate? it has to be King Norman's Millau Viaduct.
Well, that's settled, then.