Access a one-stop source of architect driven knowledge, support, and education with the Dwell Well Institute.
Here you will find a library of information on strategies in building science, indoor air quality, moisture management, mold avoidance and remediation, toxin avoidance, quality design and healthy living.
A licensed architect and thought leader sharing solution strategies for professionals, building owners and individuals related to water damage, mold and toxins in buildings which affect health. With 30+ years of knowledge, research and experience, and motivated by a personal story of toxin exposure, Cheryl offers proven design, construction and renovation solutions to solve building challenges economically.
Cheryl brings tenacious research abilities, analytical thinking and her family story of recovery to the topic of environmental health, while also sharing her passion for design and construction solutions that make a difference. Cheryl is a frequent speaker at architecture and engineering conferences around the U.S. and participates on the Board of Directors for Association of Licensed Architects – Illinois, and the American Lumber Standards Committee.
Based in the Chicago area, Cheryl has a B.S. in Architecture with High Honors from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota- Minneapolis.
Enjoy 4 Concise Learning Segments including 1 Live Session + 3 Video Lessons
What building topics do you want to learn about most? We listen to your input! Get a fresh masterclass every month on topics like Crawlspaces, Window Installation, Moisture Testing and more!
Here Are Just A Few Of The Classes You Can Watch Now!
Not sure if you have mold in your building or a defect that could cause mold in the future? Send in your photos for a review! Each month we pull from member submissions for a lesson in spotting defects.
Considering a popular product or building material for your project? Get a review to learn how it could work and other points you need to keep in mind before use.
Here Are Just A Few Of The Classes You Can Watch Now!
Will Gutter Guards Prevent Mold or Water Damage?
Is Blow-In Cellulose Insulation A Good Choice?
Is Rammed Earth A Good Building Option?
Will Whole Home Air Purifiers Stop Mold?
Tired of questions getting lost in a large group feed? Get your questions ANSWERED BY CHERYL, a certified building professional in this exclusive members-only event every month!
You don’t have to learn on your own. Join fellow members, homeowners, building pros, and your host; Architect Cheryl Ciecko inside the Private Group to interact and discuss the months’ topics further.
We would love to have you join us! Cheryl has presented to building professionals, architects, engineers, university professors and code officials with outstanding reviews. When you join the Dwell Well Institute, you learn with a teacher who has a track record of excellence and integrity.
New content is added every month! The 4 core learning segments are dripped out on Fridays during each month.
This includes the livestream Q&A with Cheryl (Video replay is uploaded to the members content), the monthly masterclass video, video product review, and video photo review of potential mold and building defects. All details are delivered to your email with the Members Guide and Home Checklist.
You can take part in the new content by submitting your questions, product considerations and building photos for the monthly sessions!
You also have access to the ever-growing Members-Only Content Library, with content from all months prior.
Monthly memberships can be canceled at anytime. After canceling, you would not be charged for any further payments.
PLEASE NOTE; there are no refunds (and no partial refunds) for payments already made.
Annual Memberships: You may choose not to renew upon your anniversary, but there are no refunds for payments already made. If you wish to cancel during your active membership year, you will not be charged for the upcoming year.
After cancelling your plan, you will continue to have access to Members-Only content until the end of your paid term, after which you will cease to have access.
The price will likely go up in the future as the content grows, but your membership rate will remain the same if you keep your membership active.
If you purchase an annual membership, you will have the option to renew at the same rate you already have.
If you cancel, you can join again later, but it will be at the increased rate.
The courses that Cheryl releases are not included, but DWI Members will have access to coupons for discounts and early beta rates for new up and coming programs.
Once you register as a member, you will receive an email with your sign-in details. We suggest you bookmark the sign in page to remember your login info. From the login page, you will have access to the DWI Members Area on the website. You will be able to find all the content in the Members-Only Content Library and access it on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone!
Note: Some things are available to download to your device, but an Internet Connection is required to access the site and any live presentations.
Members have the opportunity to ask questions in the interactive community, to submit questions or photos in advance of the Ask Cheryl Q&A events, as well as during the live Q&A event. Although we cannot guarantee that all questions will be answered in the most immediate upcoming event, there is a designated form for members to submit questions to ensure that Cheryl will receive your submission.
PLEASE NOTE: Cheryl will do her best to give informative answers to group questions, but those which are very specific to your own building situation may be outside the scope of the membership community and will require consultation services on individual bases. This is for the protection of everyone involved and to allow for due diligence in dealing with your project.
The information contained herein is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any disease, ailment or injury to the body. It is not medical advice and the opinions represented do not constitute the practice of Architecture. Everyone is an individual with different body types, different blood types, different body chemistries, and it is important to remember that what works for one person may not work for another person. Each project, building and location is unique. The decision to use or not to use any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Any products, techniques, and/or personal usage tips referred to are not suggested as a replacement for proper treatment from a licensed health care professional or a licensed building professional or Contractor. Statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.