She is part of the founding team of Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) Thüringen and was a co-author of the feasibility study. Now, Ulrike works in an urban-rural context as project developer at IBA Thüringen. She has worked at the IBA Fürst-Pückler-Land (IBA see), headed communication and the visitor centre and led the IBA see during its final year 2010.
She is a trained hand weaver, studied painting/graphics in Schneeberg and architecture in Weimar, Stuttgart and Copenhagen, worked at an architecture and design office and in landscape architecture at the universities in Karlsruhe (at Prof. Dieter Kienast and Prof. Henri Bava) and Berkeley and other universities. She has been a perennial chairwoman of Sächsischer Werkbund and is currently chairwoman of the Kunstlandschaft Pritzen e.V.