The New Online Educational Membership & Community

for Mold-Aware Homeowners and Building Professionals!

Hosted By Architect Cheryl Ciecko

PREVENT MOLD & WATER DAMAGE While Building, Renovating, Remediating, or Maintaining Your Home

Access a one-stop source of architect driven knowledge, support, and education with the Dwell Well Institute.

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Learn How To Create and Maintain A Safe Home

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Cheryl Ciecko | Architect FALA, LEED AP

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.


Whether you are building a new home or making repairs post-remediation, mold-safe building practices is a topic we will cover frequently.


What can you do if you suspect or have found mold in your home or business? Ask an industry expert about safe practices and how to find the right help.


How can you prevent moisture damage? What do you do if you've had a flood or leak? Hear from guest experts in the field of water damage restoration.


Do you know how to spot potential mold issues? Send in photos to get feedback on building defects which could lead to mold or moisture damage.

DWI Members get access to our Membership video lesson vault PLUS Live Q&A with a qualified building expert every month!

Get monthly expert guided video classes
Access an ever expanding library of building education resources

access lessons anywhere


Access an online library of video lessons and masterclasses from your computer or mobile device, anywhere you have an internet connection.


Take part in live Q&A sessions with Cheryl, as well as interviews featuring experts in remediation, materials, science and wellness.


Enjoy a new class with Cheryl and guest experts every month. Home maintenance checklists are downloadable and email reminders delivered to stay up to date.

Monthly Content Accessible in the Members Guide



Are you buying, renting, or building a new home? Gain knowledge to help you find or build a safe home. Have you experienced flooding? Have you located mold? Learn about the crucial first steps to remediation.


Take part in live presentations and discussions with experts in the field of building, design, remediation and science. We discuss the latest in building practices, safe structures, materials and discoveries in the world of mold prevention.


Don't endanger your investment by walking blindly into a property.
Educate yourself to know the signs of mold and moisture damage before taking the plunge.
If you are an agent, differentiate yourself and learn to help your clients find a mold safe home.


Differentiate yourself from the crowd with continuing education on the risks of mold and moisture damage. In DWI we discuss safe building practices , what works, and what doesn't, in the steps to prevent unsafe homes.


Access Our Exclusive Video Lesson Library and Checklists

Access the vault of exclusive videos and PDF Checklists featuring tips to help you improve and maintain your home.

Get Special DWI Member Rates on future events and webinars.

NOTE: Exclusive content will NOT be for sale outside of the DWI Membership.

Access to the Members Only Community Group for Support

Get ongoing support, interaction and community inside our Members Only Community where Cheryl and the Team are involved in the discussion.

Interact with a network of knowledgeable members learning from the same place you are.


What clients are saying about cheryl

“Cheryl is very knowledgeable and ready to help.”
“It confirmed some areas of concern I had and allowed me to have the backing of an expert and the vocabulary to use with other parties in order to resolve the issues… Overall, it was a great service. Glad I was able to do it!”
“#1 [takeaway] was a practical approach to moving, hopefully without moving mold.”


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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 Wyoming, 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.

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Don't waste time searching through information online when KNOWLEDGE is available! Get the expertise, quality resources and solutions to eliminate your water damage, mold and toxin challenges now.

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Will It Work?

Product Pros & Cons

Do you have questions about a product, building material or service? Send a link for Cheryl to review and address.

Watch over 20 videos already in the vault on popular product reviews. 


Or Will It Become Mold?

Do you suspect you may see a mold issue developing? Post your photos in the community for Cheryl to review and address.

Watch over 20 videos already in the vault on the with examples. 


Send In Your Questions

Send in your questions or join us LIVE for the Members Only Q&A!

Bring your building, mold, and moisture questions and have a discussion on the latest topics with Architect; Cheryl Ciecko.


Explore The Video Vault

In addition to the lesson library, Cheryl shares insider resources to continue researching for your own needs.

Watch the lessons in the vault at your pace, as fast as you want.

Enjoy a library full of concise learning segments, PLUS an interactive livestream Q&A with Cheryl every month!


What building topics do you want to learn about most? We listen to your input! Access videos on topics like Insulation, Vapor Barriers, EMFs, Mold Testing and more!



Get an expert lead masterclass every month on your most requested building and remediation topics
Selecting Healthier Building Materials with Corinne Segura
ERVs HRVs and Humidity with Brantley May
Protecting Yourself Legally when Buiding Kristina Baehr

Access All The Video Classes with Top Experts In Building, Mold Remediation, and Home Wellness!

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! Cheryl and the team are active in the group to give quick tips.


Post Photos In The Community

Could you have mold or a situation that will cause mold? Submit your photos for review by architect Cheryl Ciecko

Considering a popular product or building material for your project? Check out our reviews to learn how it could work, plus other points you need to keep in mind before use.


Product Pros & Cons

Do you have a product or building material in mind? Ask Cheryl for an expert opinion and she will give you the pros and cons
Will Gutter Guards Work?
Is Rammed Earth A Good building option
Waterproof Stucco Underlayment Will It Work

Popular Product Reviews Already Inside The Members Library

Here Are Just A Few Of The Reviews You Can Watch Now!

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 community!


Interactive Live Q&A

Every month members can take part in live interactive Q&A sessions with architect Cheryl Ciecko

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.



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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.


Members of the Dwell Well Institute can participate in live discussions with Cheryl and qualified guest experts on the most requested topics, with the chance to ask your questions and access the replay in the video library.

Members get the top tips delivered in the Monthly Home Checklist, plus email invites and reminders for all special events.

You can take part in the new content by submitting your questions, product considerations for the monthly sessions!

You also have access to entire Members Only Video Library while your membership is active.

Membership payments are processed on the anniversary of your original payment date, monthly or annually. 

You may cancel your membership at anytime. After canceling, you would not be charged for any further upcoming payments.

PLEASE NOTE; there are no refunds (and no partial refunds) for payments already made. 

Annual Memberships: If you cancel during your active membership year, before the anniversary date of joining, 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 in advance of the Ask Cheryl Q&A events, as well as during live events.

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.

Get Instant Access to our library of over 50 videos when you join!

Pay Month To Month. Cancel Anytime.

When you keep your membership active, you keep your low rate even if the price goes up in the future.


Join Us On A Monthly Plan At An Incredible Price

Access the exclusive library of video classes and PDF home checklists.
PLUS Monthly Q&A with Architect Cheryl Ciecko
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