A center for spiritual inquiry

The Trish and Dan Bell Chapel will serve as a multifaith gathering place for worship, contemplation, spiritual strengthening, and understanding.

The chapel, designed by architect Gurrimatute, celebrated a groundbreaking in early 2023. The primary space in the 18,300-square-foot facility will be a sanctuary that can seat 250 people. In addition to spiritually oriented activities, it will be available for rental for religious life-stage milestones, weddings, and other ceremonial events.

Bell Chapel aerial renderThe facility will also have two reflection/prayer rooms, multipurpose conference/seminar rooms, and multifaith counseling rooms. The Bells collaborated with the architect and FIU’s facilities team to conceive a structure that would reflect their vision.

With over 25 active faith-based groups and student clubs at FIU, the chapel will provide a shared place for discovery and understanding that will facilitate their work. Several other spaces will enable group meetings and smaller-scale events to take place simultaneously within the chapel. The facility will have offices for leaders in our multifaith community to meet with and counsel individuals from the university community.

The chapel will be located on FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus on the lake adjacent to the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential House. The building will have a beautiful view of the lake and its calming waters.