Home Base

This new outpatient behavioral health clinic creates a new model for treating veterans for PTSD, TBI, and other mental health issues centered around “living room” style treatment rooms.


Charlestown, MA

Project Size

26,422 SF

About this Project


  • IFMA Boston Awards
  • CoreNet Global New England Awards | Best New Workplace

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research.

A National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing “invisible wounds,” which can include:

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Co-occurring substance use disorder
Military sexual trauma
Family relationship challenges
Other issues associated with military service

Margulies Perruzzi worked with Home Base on their new Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic. The design includes 20 counseling treatment rooms, three large group therapy rooms, two exam rooms, lab space, Family/Patient Lounge, demonstration/teaching kitchen, recording studio, a multi purpose music/art therapy room, a 1,500 SF Fitness Center, and an exterior deck with healing garden.

Professional support space includes conference, huddle, enclosed work setting phone rooms, patient record, copy and storage spaces.

The program is entirely client-focused; there are no private physician offices, and treatment rooms are designed with a comfortable “living room” aesthetic.

The facility, including the fitness center, is fully accessible to accommodate service members with physical disabilities.