Mr. Rovinelli was educated at Williams College, Williamstown MA, where he received his B.A. in Art History. He followed this with a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University, New York, NY. He is a registered architect in Massachusetts.

For a number of years, Mr. Rovinelli was employed with firms in New York City, Washington D.C. and Boston MA. While in Boston, Mr. Rovinelli worked with Schwartz/Silver Architects and Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects. In 1993, he founded his own practice, HP Rovinelli Architects, which has developed into a thriving small architectural firms designing large custom homes up and down the east coast, small projects for prestigious New England educational institutions, and various urban townhouse renovations and new housing designs.

Mr. Rovinelli was also a scholar in the field of modern Dutch architecture for many years, receiving, among others, fellowship support for his research from the Fulbright Scholars Program, the Graham Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Kinne Foundation. His writing on this topic appeared in many professional journals.