Sandra Olave Chair of Interior Design
Sandra Olave has served as an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Interior Design Department at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) for 15 years. During her tenure at CCS, she facilitated the Interior Design department advancement, through sponsored projects, accreditations, recruitment efforts, professional accomplishments, and above all, teaching. Olave has led sponsor projects with companies such as Quicken Loans, Ford, dPOP, 36th District Court, Toray, Czarnoswki, Shinola, Detroit Public Library, and Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Thanks to organizations like these, students are receiving real-world experiences that develop their critical thinking skills and business acumen. Under Olave’s leadership, the department accomplish the CIDA, Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Both accreditations, one in 2010 and a further in 2016, resulted in the recognition of CCS for preparing highly skilled graduates that contribute to the Interior Design profession.