there might be hope for us...
I have to tell you, when I worked over at the Hex House, in Tulsa, there were a couple guys that would daily criticize and "improve" my works before I had time to finish. There is no right way to build something that has never been done before but there are right ways to build. This is why I left the Hex House. There was no one in charge and everyone in charge. The owner, rarely came in during the builds. This was 3 years ago.
The actors and builders are going to make suggestions. But, from Ben at netherworld, I heard him tell someone that unless you can build it, don't tell me about it. When he said that, it was a private talk and he was venting a little… He told me once, that he likes my work because I have ideas and can build them. Well, in all honesty, I can't build all my ideas but I try when I get the opportunity. And if I get stuck I ask for instruction from someone who knows.
My suggestion is not the best or even good advice but might help:
This takes time. To build your haunt over and over you need at least two quality builders you can rely on. Pick one of them to be your main guy. If you have a bunch of people helping build a room, for instance, use this main guy as manager. You as the boss should only have direct contact to lead managers, artists, builders, designers, etc. Once they understand your vision/idea, let them make it for you. Granted, if you’re like most owners, you can show up right in the middle of a build and make changes if necessary (changes are not always needed, but owners like to exercise the “who-is-who” thing.
If you enjoy building, you might have to have just a few skilled people and yourself to build. No one else. If your skilled people are causing the issues, then let them know your concerns and if it continues, find new people. Eventually, you will get the right people to work with who can respect each other.
This might be a place you have never heard of.
"House On The Rock", largest tourist attraction in Wisconsin, 75 miles due north of Ravens Grin (we are in Illiniois)
It's creator died maybe 20 years ago. He did a lot of the original work on "the house" himself, but years later as he had a crew of 140 workers, he was much older and work like that was not what a man of his age should maybe be doing anymore anyway?
The creative meetings sometimes went like this:" The electrician said," I think we should hang those 100 maniquins from the ceiling, dressing them as angels."
The owner:"HHHmm? Naw, I don't think that would look quite right."
The next day at the meeting:"Owner:"I just had this incredible idea, we are going to hang maniquins from the ceilings and we are going to dress them as... angels!!"
Much lip-biting was the norm, I understand.
Those maniquins were posed stiff-legged and looked hilarious, although I'm not sure that was the "look" he was envisioning.
I was told by the neighbors the "House" began as a weekend party house, only accessable via rope ladder, climbing it straight up the cillf face, that way if they were being raided they just pulled up the ladder.
The neighbors would later be my Sister's in-laws.