The recreational pavilion and pool at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, cost approximately 44 cents per cubic foot for the overall project, including hardwood floors and pool. A contributing factor to this low cost was the method of making the concrete pier and arch system supporting the roof. This system of construction also allowed nearly support free interiors for both buildings. A series of ten piers and arches was necessary for the pavilion and five for the pool. Four sets of forms for these piers were constructed and placed on 4 by 12 greased timber skids, with a strong back along the edge of the scaffolding. Forms were constructed first at piers 2, 3, 8 and 9. After these piers and arches were placed, No. 2 pier form was moved to No. 1 position, 3 to 4, 8 to 7, and 9 to 10. After completion of these piers No. 7 was moved to No. 6 and 4 to 5. Forms from No. 1 to No. 10 were lifted in sections by crane and moved to the pool building where they were placed in position for No. 1 and No. 2 piers. Later No. 2 form was moved on skids to pier 3. Another form was brought form the pavilion building for No. 4 and No. 1 was moved by crane to No. 5 pier. When the forms for pier and arches were to be moved, side forms on the arch portions were removed, sides of arches sacked, and the scaffolding was lowered. The the forms were broken at midsection of the small arch and at column points; the large arch forms were separated into three parts. They were pulled along the greasy skids by hand winches with equal pressure on all cables. Very little labor was necessary to rejoin the forms and no new materials were needed.