Çetin Göksu was born in Antakya in 1943. He graduated from Çoruh Primary School and Artvin High School in Artvin, studied at Yıldız Technical University where he received a diploma in architecture, a PhD Diploma in urbanism for the Paris Sorbonne University. Göksu is one of the founders of Karadeniz Technical University Department of Architecture and since 1980 has been a METU Faculty Member. Göksu has published a large number of scientific articles, essays, and academic works on subjects including the sun, culture, and ecological planning.