TreeHouse Based Spacee

Marc Gilpin, Larry McNutt and Skip Howard of Spacee

By now, we’re all familiar with the Addison Treehouse – a resource centered co-working space “where startups come to grow.” It’s a local incubator that strives to provide area entrepreneurs with the resources and guidance necessary to truly take off, and one of its very own is undoubtedly making waves – Spacee.

“Spacee is a company whose mission is to create amazing spatial experiences,” reads its website. “Its goal is to turn everything, including walls, floors, objects, and even the space in-between into interactive digital spaces that augment physical reality.”

Picture this: you’re in a car dealership, and the salesman is raving about the engine. What lies underneath the hood is unparalleled. It’s exciting, it’s intriguing, but you’re having trouble imagining the power described. Spacee knows that sometimes seeing is believing, which is why they incorporate touch screen capabilities in uncommon places; when they partnered with Plano’s Mercedes Benz, the company created a touch screen on the hood of a car displaying the engine’s inner workings and details.

What else can they do?

Furniture: Imagine sitting on a sofa and the sofa reacts to you. Calculate posture, explore the features, or even place an order from the nearest cushion.

Tables: Projections of a 2D screen onto a table allow unlimited games to be played on the table or food and drinks ordered. How about empty glass detection?

How do they do it? First, they get a solid understanding of what it is each client needs, then they cook up a creative and innovative idea, and, lastly, they execute it seamlessly by using “The Spacee Overlay,” or an invisible digital blanket covering the desired item or space.

They make it look and feel almost too easy, but that’s likely why it leaves customers in awe. Free of phones, tablets, VR helmets, or other technological devices, the future is limitless, and Spacee is making it possible.

For more information, visit the company’s website at

I am a Hockaday alum and graduate of Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. I am an aspiring writer and journalist, and, as an avid reader, I constantly exercise my imagination and whet my appetite for creativity. I am outgoing and personable, and I look forward to incorporating my innate enthusiasm for creativity into my work!

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