Ulrike studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz, Germany, graduating in 1997 with a diploma in architecture. She worked as a draughtsperson and student architect for practices in Germany and Switzerland before moving to London to work for Walters & Cohen in 1998 on projects including a health club in Elstree and residential refurbishments in London and Tobago. Ulrike left the practice in 2000 and worked at two London-based practices, predominantly on high-end residential projects.
Ulrike returned to Walters & Cohen in March 2015 to work on St Swithun’s School. She was project architect for Sandringham Primary School and the refurbishment of a staff residence for St Paul's School. She is currently part of the King's School team and leads the Precincts Projects.